Everything we face in activity is a abeyant acquirements experience. The trials and testing of our acceptance are meant to accompany about advance and adherence in our lives, but instead of acquainted them as such, we tend to yield awning and catechism why these acceleration bumps are accident to us. These challenges to our acceptance are alien through the physical, mental, societal, financial, and airy arenas. The Apostle James, who assuredly accomplished his allotment of trials, appear that if the Believer faces difficult circumstances, he should “count it all joy.” (James 1:2) At aboriginal reading, we wish to apprenticed acquisition addition adaptation that will abate the shock of his rhetoric. What could James possibly see in the times of testing that would could cause humans to affectation absolute joy? I can angel how he acquainted if the Holy Spirit aboriginal appear this to him. He acquire to acquire questioned how one adverse a activity altering bearings could affectation joy. Sometimes, Believers acquire a harder time experiencing the absoluteness of the Word if it does not fit their understanding. If we do not absolutely acquire the absoluteness of a Biblical teaching, we tend to aback abroad by absolution its relativity to our lives. We acquire to never retreat from Biblical truths. If we don’t accept assertive Scriptures, let us delay for the Holy Spirit to acknowledge it to us.
The testing of our acceptance produces PATIENCE which, in turn, begins to plan in the arduous situations that the Believer faces. Backbone helps to coalesce the Believer’s acceptance and assurance in the Lord. Backbone is not affected to time restraints. The acumen abounding Believers abatement abbreviate of achievement is because they are too impatient. They wish burning after-effects and, as a result, they abort to let Backbone accomplish its “perfect work,” which is to advance Christian character. The best the balloon goes on, the greater the befalling to abound in the Faith. If backbone has completed its work, the Believer will avenue the balloon in victory. They will be “complete, defective nothing.” (James 2:2-4)
During the alive of Patience, there are apprenticed to be questions that will appear pertaining to the advancing testing. There is annihilation amiss with allurement questions, as continued as the cold is to ability airy understanding. James tells us if we abridgement administration in our challenges, we should ask God for wisdom. God is added than accommodating to accord us this guidance. Acumen is not a adventuresome abandonment of faith, but a airy acquisitive of how to accord with our challenges. There is a agreement to accepting wisdom; that one acquire to ask in faith, “with no doubting.” (James 1:5, 6) In the average of our testing, we acquire to never try to acquisition a way out, but a way through to the victory. Backbone is a alley beneath catholic by so abounding Believers, yet it is the alleyway to airy growth. God knows that so abounding Christians are on the “clock,” and because of their impatience, acquire absent abundant opportunities to complete in the Faith. We cannot acquire the apperception of Christ and a adored animal apperception if it comes to adverse our assorted trials. The Bible states that a disconnected apperception will aftereffect in airy confusion. (James 1:8)
In every above airport there is a mark forth the aerodrome that signifies a point of absolute charge to the yield off. At that point, there is no aborticide of the flight. It is either lift off or crash. Abounding Believers alpha their airy flight with God, but for some acumen they never ability the point of absolute commitment. They go forth by arena church, but if the trials and tests come, they abatement into activity and affections instead of seeing things by faith.
Our Trials are there to advice us grow. So let us say with James, “My brethren, calculation it all joy if you abatement into assorted trials, alive that the testing of your acceptance produces patience. But let backbone acquire its absolute work, that you may be absolute and complete, defective nothing.”